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Alberta launches residential and commercial solar rebates

Alberta launches residential and commercial solar rebates

Once a system is installed, inspected and connected, Albertans will receive a direct deposit in 10 to 15 business days On June 21, the Alberta government officially launched the Energy Efficiency Alberta’s $36-million Residential and Commercial Solar Program, according to a press release. Homeowners can receive up to 30 per cent off solar panel installation […]

Residential electricity GHG emissions vary significantly by province, territory

Residential electricity GHG emissions vary significantly by province, territory

Alberta, Saskatchewan have relatively high GHG intensity due to their use of coal Carbon emissions associated with residential electricity consumption occur upstream, during electricity generation, and are less directly visible than other sectors, such as transportation, according to the National Energy Board. The electricity sector was responsible for approximately 11 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse […]

Cenovus CEO to be replaced, noncore asset up for sale

Cenovus CEO to be replaced, noncore asset up for sale

Cenovus CEO Brian Ferguson replaced after ConocoPhillips deal Cenovus CEO Brian Ferguson will be replaced after the unpopular deal to purchase ConocoPhillips oilsands assets in March sent company shares plummeting by half, wiping out nearly $7 billion in value. Following the announcement, shares in the Alberta oilsands company fell a further 10 per cent. The […]

NAIT students train on donated working oilfield equipment

NAIT students train on donated working oilfield equipment

Stream-flo has close to 1,000 employees worldwide, 2/3 working in Canada The Stream-Flo Group of Companies donated four pairs of wellheads with choke valves to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (NAIT’s) Petroleum Engineering Technology program, according to a press release. The approximate value of the wellheads and chokes that were donated was $30,000. The […]

National Energy Board strengthens relationships with Mexican energy regulators

National Energy Board strengthens relationships with Mexican energy regulators

Agreements advance collaborative work on safety culture and management systems in oil and gas     The National Energy Board recently entered into agreements to deepen the relationship with Mexico’s Energy Safety and Environmental Protection Agency (ASEA) and Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), according to an NEB press release. The NEB is “looking to international peers so they can learn […]

Alberta oil sands need pipelines as large output growth expected through 2019

Alberta oil sands need pipelines as large output growth expected through 2019

Potential exists for further technological innovation to alter course of oil sands production in future Large oil sands production growth is expected through 2019—making Canada the second largest source of global supply growth during that time, according to a new report from IHS Markit. More modest, but sustained growth is expected beyond 2019, with oil […]

TransCanada spends $2 billion to expand Nova gas line to US, benefits Alberta producers

TransCanada spends $2 billion to expand Nova gas line to US, benefits Alberta producers

New gas supply and increased export demand drives major expansions TransCanada Corporation announced it will move forward with a new $2 billion expansion program on its NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System, based on new contracted customer demand for approximately 3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of incremental firm receipt and delivery services. “Between […]

Canadian tight oil production has decreased since 2014

Canadian tight oil production has decreased since 2014

  All Canadian tight oil produced in western Canada Since mid-2014, Canadian tight oil production decreased from a peak of about 425 thousand barrels per day (Mb/d) to about 345 Mb/d at the end of 2016, according to the National Energy Board. This overall decrease was due to declining global oil prices. The main reductions came from the Cardium […]

Trans Mountain Pipeline company looks for aboriginal investment

Trans Mountain Pipeline company looks for aboriginal investment

Trans Mountain Pipeline facing fierce opposition from BC NDP/Green Party government Kinder Morgan is hoping aboriginal investment in the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion will help ensure the smooth completion of the contentious project, according to the head of the company. Last month’s murky election results may mean the BC New Democratic Party and Green Party […]

CAPP raises Canadian oil growth forecast, calls for pipelines

CAPP raises Canadian oil growth forecast, calls for pipelines

Canadian oil output up by one-third by 2030 The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is predicting Canadian oil production to grow by one-third to 5.1 million barrels per day (b/d) by 2030, despite decreases in capital spending. This is the first time in four years that CAPP has raised its predictions.  In 2013, the industry […]